Course Title: Manage electrical projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: EEET6958C

Course Title: Manage electrical projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6112 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Marko Dumovic

Phone: 99254712

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

No pre-requisotes and Co-requisites required.                                                                                                               

Course Description

This unit covers the management of electrical projects involving design, modifications, installation, and/or maintenance of systems and equipment. The unit encompasses
management of safety, budget variation, personnel, resources, critical path timelines and completion documentation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG069B Manage electrical projects


1. Establish the scope of the project.

Performance Criteria:



2. Manage project.

Performance Criteria:



3. Complete project

Performance Criteria:


Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

 Industrial Placement:
Students in the final stage of Advanced Diploma are encouraged to undertake an industrial practice work placement activity, which requires student to undertake tasks within electrical, electronic or computers systems domain within industry.
Task may involve activities linked to auto cad, software packages, project management, electrical or electronics troubleshooting, maintenance, evaluation and analysis, instrumentation and process control programming etc.

This unit shall be demonstrated in relation to managing an industry accepted medium sized
electrical project.

Manage electrical projects activites include:
A Establishing the scope of the project.
B Ascertaining the input a project.
C Developing effective management processes.
D Managing resources and variations.
E Resolving conflicts.
F Adopting risk management strategies.
G Maintaining records and submitting progress reports.
H Meeting project outcomes.
I Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on essential knowledge and skills to provide appropriate solutions incorporated in the holistic assessment with
the above listed items.

Unit covers following essential knowledge and skills : 

2.2.17 Project management
2.2.19 Customer/Client relations
2.2.28 Electrical industry sector customs and practices Occupational Health and Safety, enterprise



1. Introduction to Project Management

Simple and complex electrical projects: project team, tasks, start and finish dates, events, activities and durations, dependencies, plans, specification, budget, materials, plant and equipment, variations, contingencies, checkpoints, milestone.

The Project Management Process: electrical  project life cycle, starting a project, progressive monitoring, solving problems, milestones, finishing, the triple constraints of time, budget and quality, project outcomes. Need for reports and meetings, budgets, records and project tracking information. Finishing, commissioning, handover, acceptance, audit.

The Project Management Environment: projects within continuing organisations. Project applications and project application of management principles, company and public authority organisation, industrial relations, safety, quality control, finance, legal aspects, types of contracts, compliance bonds.

Importance of Project Management: Brief History, PERT , CPM. The mutual benefits to society, management, clients and workers of effective project management. The low salvage value of unsuccessful or uncompleted projects, follies. Project management in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. This introduction will be supported by the available films.

2. Graphical Representation of eElectrical Projects
The Gantt Bar Chart: horizontal time, vertical activities, variations, specific examples and limitations.
The Network Diagram: arrows with activity durations, nodes and event times, interdependence of activities, dummy activities, burst nodes.
The Critical Path: alternative paths to the finish node, the critical path, forward and backward pass, earliest and latest start and finish times, slack or float times, special terminology, calculation procedures. Calendaring.

Case Studies in CPM: simple specific examples not requiring computer assistance. Critical Path Analysis by Lockyer contains 20 specific examples.

Relevant computer software packages.
The Critical Path: alternative paths to the finish node, the critical path, forward and backward pass, earliest and latest start and finish times, slack or float times, special terminology, calculation procedures. Calendaring.

Case Studies in CPM: simple specific examples not requiring computer assistance. Critical Path Analysis by Lockyer contains 20 specific examples.

Relevant computer software packages.

Tracking Project Progress

Co-ordination, Contingencies and Risk: task interdependence, tracking progress and projecting changes and bottle-necks, reports and meetings of task leaders with project manager.
Reviews: periodic and topical, task leader meetings, and written reports, checkpoints and milestones, document types.
Variations: ripple effects of adopting changes, problem solving meetings, decisions and variations, project slippage. Reasons for changes: bankruptcy or default of subcontractor, accidents, errors, changes in rates and charges, unseasonal weather, plant breakdowns, late or defaulted deliveries, staff sickness or diversion to other projects, etc.

Problems and case studies: simple specific examples.
Examples of forms of recording project status and costing.
Relevant computer software packages.

It is recommended that learning and assessment are facilitated to best meet group and individual learner needs. This may require a learning outcome sequence other than indicated in the body of this document.

Teaching Schedule

 Week         Topic                                                                                      Competency element

Week 1 Course Overview  Introduction to Project Management           UEENEEG069B  1
Week 2 Project Initiation    Issue                                                           UEENEEG069B  1                                                       

Week 3 PM Context Processes,                                                             UEENEEG069B  1
               Electrical project mangement plan assessment task issued.
Week 4 Project Integration Management                                               UEENEEG069B  1

Week 5  Electrical Project Scope                                                              UEENEEG069B  2                                                                    

Week 6 Project Time management                                                     UEENEEG069B  1, 2

Week 7 Project HR management  Electrical industry sector customs and practices      UEENEEG069B   2

Week 8 Project Quality Management                                               UEENEEG069B  2

Week 9 Electrical Project Cost Management                               UEENEEG069B  3
Week 10 Project communication and Project Risk Management UEENEEG069B 1,2,3

Week 11 Project Risk Management                                                  UEENEEG069B  1,2,3
Week 12 Project Procurement Management                                        UEENEEG069B   3

Week 13 Controlling, Commissioning and closing electrical  project    UEENEEG069B  3  

Weeks 14-17 Commissioning and closing electrical project                UEENEEG069B 3
Week 18 Electrical project mangement plan submission

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Projects/ Assignments

Assessment Tasks

 The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task
detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.

Assignment :Project manager skills   20%

Electrical project bussiness plan   60%


Class participation and performance 20%
Assessed by observation

When participating in class activities, students must demonstrate ability to:
- Organise and manage the tasks within the assignment requirements
- Perform tasks autonomously and/or as a member of a team as task proscribes
- Perform task and manage work environment/equipment according to safe working practice and OH&S requirements.
- Meet assessment criteria, conditions and technical requirement relevant to the competency standard detail above.
- Demonstrate that they have undertaken steps complying with “Plan and prepare” part of the competency.
Student has also to show an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety to an extent indicated by the following aspects:
• basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace
• the requirements for personal safety in the workplace
• identifying potential workplace hazards and suggested measures for accident prevention
• working safely with electrical tools or equipment
• emergency procedures for the rescue of an electric shock victim equipment
• emergency first aid for an electric shock victim

Assessment Matrix



Work integrated learning

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, report for practical work, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.

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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the

extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Engineering Australia has accredited this course.

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